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Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94621
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6 events
1 review
31 stars
Share ahead with the kids your budget. Dolls are $35 , lite wands $30 , snow balls in a plastic cup with lid and logo $12. and it is set up to make you feel bad if your don't purchase and the kid to feel left out if you don't buy. Have a discussion ahead and help kids see the set up or save their allowance for the goodies.
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8 events
1 review
38 stars
It was fun. I liked the staging which is always impressive but if you have done the frozen experance in California adventure you get the same experance. Of course my daughter loved it. My advice for what it is worth, BART is not worth the walk, especially after the show when your kids are tired and on a sugar rush, just pay for parking. Eat before but get there early to avoid the crowds going through the metal detectors. Don't bring anything metal. Bring your own dollar store candy, yes they go through your stuff but they are looking for candy. While at the dollar store buy some wands or whatever you your kid wants because otherwise you are paying $28 for a light up wand you could have gotten for $1. Also don't bring a stroller, they sent allowed inside and it holds up the line getting in. Oh and the lighting prevents decent pictures of characters so do a shoot with the kids at the tide photo booth before the show and if you are going to spend more money the program is the best way to get pictures you can see $20. Hope that helps. Have fun!
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"The Lord of the Rings in Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring"
81 ratings
4.7 average rating
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46 events
13 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 22 2011

It was very interesting seeing how music is added to a movie. I would watch the movie and think I would be listening to the soundtrack and then look down and see all the different musicians and choir members.

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9 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 22 2011

We had so much fun at this! The orchestra and chorus were phenomenal and it was so fun to see the movie on the big screen. The only problem was the floor seats were so close together that we couldn't see over the tall people in front of us! We...continued

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Cynthia C.
31 events
17 reviews
22 stars
attended Oct 22 2011

LOTR fans unite!! Watching the movie amongst a group of other Middle Earth enthusiasts was awesome. The orchestra and choirs were amazing. The best part was during the credits when we could focus our attentions on the orchestra. It would have been...continued

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Watch videos of _The Lord of the Rings in Concert _at Radio City Music Hall.


A nine-city West Coast tour of the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring begins, featuring Howard Shore’s complete Academy Award® and Grammy®–winning score performed live on-stage by more than 250 musicians. Celebrated Maestro Ludwig Wicki, the preeminent conductor of Howard Shore’s Ring music, will conduct all performances. Joining Maestro Wicki is soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, who has toured the world as a soloist in The Lord of the Rings Symphony.


Peter Jackson’s complete award-winning epic will be projected digitally on an immense 60-foot screen using an uncompressed high definition source with two 20k lumen projectors while the combined forces of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Chorale, and Phoenix Boys Choir bring the music of Middle-earth to life.

_The Lord of the Rings – In Concert: The Fellowship of the Ring _kicks off a three-year celebration during which each of the three Academy Award®-winning films will be performed In Concert upon the tenth anniversary of its release. _The Fellowship of the Ring _(2001) will tour in 2011, The Two Towers (2002) in 2012, and the grand finale, The Return of the King (2003), in 2013.


Composer Howard Shore said, “My first score for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring, was the beginning of my journey into the world of Tolkien, and I will always hold a special fondness for the music and the experience.”